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Two construction bills postponed until 2011

As Idaho’s legislature plows through proposed legislation, trying to avoid a repeat of the record-length session of 2009, time is becoming scarce for new bills to be introduced. Two bills falling victim to time constraints were being pushed by the ...

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House committee passes LID bill on second try (access required)

A House committee voted to approve a bill that would restrict the powers of local governments to create special taxing districts to pay for infrastructure several weeks after sponsors withdrew a stricter version of the legislation because of an outcry ...

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Laska Co. brokerage adds consulting unit

Laska Co. brokerage adds consulting unit Business brokerage Laska Co., Boise, has added staff and expanded services to include business consulting. Company President Bill Laska recently hired consulting veteran Clark Hvyonen to focus solely on business consulting. “Our goal is ...

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20 suspended, 2 fired at Idaho roads agency

As many as 22 Idaho Transportation Department employees were disciplined by the agency for improperly using state equipment, with two losing their jobs. Rep. JoAn Wood, the Rigby Republican who heads the House Transportation Committee, said Tuesday that agency director ...

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State’s research future relies on best minds, equipment (access required)

When Harold Blackman, director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, thinks about the future direction of research, he thinks of a nighttime satellite photograph of earth. The deep blue of the planet is shot through with tiny pinpoints of ...

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